What I cooked – Farm Cheese Hotcakes Russian Style

Hello my dear readers, If you, like me, were unable to read my blog during the last two months, there is a very bad reason for it – the hard drive of my website hosting company crashed and with it went my beloved blog.  And so back we went to square one and started all over again.  What my web designer was able to salvage were a few posts from 2013 but all the images were lost.  And that is what you will find in my blog now. So please welcome my new website, reborn and refreshed.  As for my blog, I will try to re-build it as fast as I can, hoping that...

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Amazing Food of East and West

    Hi All, I can’t believe that the summer is over, for those who live in Australia, that is.  And I must say it was the worst summer weather ever, I am not one bit upset that it is finished.  So I’ve decided to mark this small event with a big celebration and what is the pinnacle of every successful celebration – food of course!  But not in a conventional way by sharing recipes and images of the dishes cooked and served at one or the other food establishments or home.  No, I wanted to do something different and so I’ve opted to follow the pattern of the last few posts and share with you more!!! images from...

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My experience at Masterchef Live 2011

MasterChef LIVE (www.mastercheflive.com.au) is an ultimate foodie event in Sydney that attracts a huge crowd of food lovers and the like. I was very excited when a week before the opening I received an e-mail from the event organisers, Brand Events (http://www.brandevents.co.uk/where_we_are/australia/), asking if I would like to help to decorate a number of display shelves showcasing various products sent in by the event sponsors.  Although I’ve never been involved in food styling before, I couldn’t let pass such an opportunity and said “yes”. I was asked to come late in the evening on the eve of the opening to work with dry goods leaving fresh produce and breads to be done at the last minute.  Armed with...

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